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Habington's Survey of Worcestershire

Reference code
MSS/0143
Title
Habington's Survey of Worcestershire
Date
17th-18th century
Level of description
Series
Extent and format
ff. vi + 430; ii + 426; iii + 365; ii + 350. Folio. Reversed calf.

Note, 19 Oct. 1752, by the Rev. Charles Lyttelton, I, fol. iii, and his bookplate in each volume.
Scope and content
Contents include disconnected sheets of Habington's autograph drafts, transcripts by the 'Redmarley scribe' (Amphlett, I (1895), 23-4); and later additions including much conc. the Lyttelton family added by the Rev. Charles Lyttelton under Frankley, etc. With some correspondence (Habington with his cousin Thomas Hall, 1641, Vol. II, fols. 290-1v (Amphlett, I (1895), 17-18); Richard Lechmere to Habington, II, fols. 358-9v; J. Tristram to Lyttelton, 1736, I, fols. 115-18v; Lyttelton with the Rev. Francis Wise, 1756, III, fols. 53-6; Dr William Thomas to Lyttelton, 1736, IV, fol. 152; Penyston Hastings to ?Dr William Thomas, 1732, II, fol. 4). Habington's autograph address to the gentry of Worcestershire and table of his two volumes (printed by Amphlett, I (1895), 27-32, 34-5), I, fols. 8-11v. Descriptive Latin title 'Wigornensis Comitatus Iconismus..', I, fol. iv, and note of sources to be searched 'In relation to yr designe on Worcestreshire.', I, fol. v. Habington's autograph material in SAL/MS/143, and copies thought from their style to be approved by him, are published by Amphlett, II (1899), 1-323.
Creator
Lyttelton, Charles (1714-1768), Bishop of Carlisle, antiquary
Habington, Thomas (1560-1647), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/143
System of arrangement
Arranged by parishes (A-C; D-H; I-P; R-Y).